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Auto Pickup Search Path enhancements

We run a website that photographs events every weekend. We have thousands of photos that we "display in a gallery" every week!!

Wondering if we use the "autopickup" method for "Download Only" -- can we just have one path, like /images/ and it will look in ALL sub- directories of /images/ --- are file directory is like this:
/images/10/event1/
/images/10/event2/

Again, we photograph probably 2-5 events every weekend. I think this wouldn't be that efficient if we had to update a new path in the "portal" area each time.

Can we just use /images/* (---wildcard---)

????

Thanks, and great product!!
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    Hi eb3jprun,

    Currently Auto Pickup won't find the print file in a subdirectory.

    This is an interesting idea however, so I'm going to move it over to the Ideas forum so others in the Community can "vote" for it and add their suggestions about how Auto Pickup could be made even more convenient.

    Thanks again for your post, and kind regards,
    Derek
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  • can we use search patterns for the folder path as well as the file names? i use a folder structure for my images like...

    "/photos/MyAmazingPhoto-0234921/[sizes].jpg (small,medium,large,extra,original)"

    I can't search for file names, i need to search for folders if i will want to use auto pickup without a new file structure.
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  • Yes! We want Auto pick up to search in subfolders!!!
    Yes, Please!
    Please?
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  • My guess is this won't be supported because of the potential problems. It makes more sense to have a simple Perl or PHP script that finds the image and returns that to Fotomoto. In Perl I would find the image and then use the 'location' redirect, like so...

    print "Location: $url\n\n";
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  • Derek (Official Rep) March 21, 2012 06:58
    Hi all,

    First, thank you for your comments here and we understand the request to have Auto Pickup scan subdirectories, and our product team is listening...

    In the meantime I just want to volunteer a suggestion - something I use in my own workflow with great results: when you've got a large volume of files it makes life much easier if each filename is unique.

    What I do is append a unique image # to every new file ingested from my camera, so it can be stored in either single "flat" folder or in multiple folders by shoot, date or whatever. For example, DSC_0123.JPG becomes DSC_0123_00000001.JPG where 00000001 is the unique image ID.

    This makes finding, tracking and other common tasks easier, plus it allows you to export *all* of your images to a single directory where Auto Pickup can grab them and you can match to your web files by filename.

    I hope that tidbit helps and kind regards,
    Derek
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  • I’m discouraged
    I was going to post a topic with this same question but now I see someone else already has 4 years ago. I am selling images in galleries each with their uniquely named subdirectory... ie:
    gallery/001/image.jpg
    gallery/002/image.jpg
    gallery/003/image.jpg

    But I'm finding that after successfully setting up the auto pickup on an amazon s3 server the check will fail because it is only searching for the lookup pattern in a single directory. It is not an option to have all images in a single flat directory as I already have a directory structure in place. Has has this very useful idea been implemented yet? If not how would I go about implementing Fred Voetsch's idea of serving up the desired image to fotomoto?
    • Hi Nathan,

      Thank you for your post, and I'm sorry but Auto Pickup still does not recursively search directories on Amazon S3, and it may be some time before we add such functionality.

      I might have a different solution for you, but I'll need to do some further investigation. I'll post back here as soon as I have more information, and if you'd like to follow up feel free to send us an email and a ticket will be opened via our support system.

      Thanks and kind regards,
      Derek
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  • I understand recursive directory searching might be difficult but there are alternatives which may be quicker/easier to implement. It looks like the functionality to select a sub directory of a bucket already exists so perhaps allowing wildcards in that path would solve the problem for 90% of cases (including mine).
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